Pubs and Bars with Restaurants
Sir John Hawkins Square, Palace Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AY
A tastefully refurbished chapel with towering stained glass windows and an arched wooden ceiling houses this magnificent restaurant. Inside, the decor tastefully accentuates the history of the venue. Low-level lighting, huge gilded mirrors and exposed brick walls add to the charming ambience and character. The evening à la carte showcases the wealth of produce that a harbourside location can proffer. Once you’ve been shown to your table, select something from the selection of nibbles, such as tempura whitebait fresh from the Devon coast, served with moreish lemon aioli. If unable to choose from the range of temping starters – that includes Brixham mussels served in smoked bacon and cider sauce with herb yoghurt and toasted ciabatta – then perhaps a sharing board is the best option. Loaded with haddock arancini balls, a black pudding Scotch egg, olives and tempura whitebait, it provides a range of textures and flavours. From the comprehensive list of mains, the Devonshire lamb cutlet with chargrilled minted polenta, confit artichokes, heritage carrots, salsa verde and red wine jus is an excellent choice. The chargrilled fillet steaks are all served with delectable accompaniments, while vegetarians will appreciate the pan-fried gnocchi served with sugar snap peas, tenderstem broccoli, sunblushed tomatoes and sorrel cream. Whether you come to eat or just to have a drink or two, it’s well worth sampling a cocktail at the bar, where an intricately carved wooden cabinet showcases the wide range of quality wines and spirits. The Mission serves Plymouth’s stylish clientele a well-priced yet sophisticated menu within an intimate environment.